Amanda Asomani-Nyarko (she/her), also known as GG, is a 24-year-old writer, poet and spoken word artist. She is of Jamaican and Ghanaian descent, born and raised in Montreal. She is a recent graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Currently, she is enrolled at McGill University in a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations and Communications Management.
Amanda is very passionate about reading, writing, and history. She would spend her summers reading, writing, and visiting history museums with her father as a child.
She is participating in this history project to share the stories and histories of Black immigrants in Montreal, whose contributions have often been overlooked. Montreal’s Black history is vital because many Montrealers know little or nothing about Black people’s many contributions, and Where They Stood will shine a light on this phenomenon.
Her chapter explores the various societal shifts occurring in Montreal during the 1960s that later influenced the creation and evolution of Black spaces.